LaVern Baker Lyrics

To spend one night with you in our old rendezvous,
And reminisce with you that's my desire.
To meet where gypsies play, down in that dim cafe,
And dance 'till break of day that's my desire.
We'll sip a little glass of wine, I'll gaze into your eyes divine.
I'll feel the touch of your lips pressing on mine.
To hear you whisper low just when it's time to go,

Cherie, I love you so, that's my desire.
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such a powerful voice, first time I’ve ever seen her live this is awesome

Woodrow Kirkwood

Same here.


Mostly Brenda

So great! One of the songs that jump started R&R. It was just a few tweaks to the earlier R&B that got the kids up and dancing. Lavern and Ruth Brown never got the fame they deserved.

Woodrow Kirkwood

For sure just found her music.


The former yes, the latter not so much.

glenn h Friedman

not true


She was really good! Not only her singing, but also the deliverance of the song. I'd never seen her live before.

John Hiram

I was 10 years old and loved this song when it came out.. Pretty early rock and roll.

Tom Smith

I've always thought that this was a fun song, and it was a really big seller for LaVern Baker. One of rock and roll's earliest big hits. This was from the same episode that also featured Bo Diddley and the Five Keys. It must have been one of the very first instances of rock and roll being featured on television.

Tom Smith

@Mostly Brenda Yes, they did! I would love to see the footage of the Crew Cuts on here!

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